Barcoding & Warehousing v20.1

The Sicon Barcoding & Warehousing module is integrated in real time with the Sage 200 stock and order processing modules, plus it fully supports all of the Sicon additions including Job costing for issues and returns, works orders for picking and building assemblies, and distribution manager for pre-allocation of stock at goods in.

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201.0.5

Issues Resolved
Issues Resolved

Fix SOP Despatch picking ‘database timeout’ error if batch/serial numbers are scanned from complex barcodes.
Replenishment fix to resolve pick ‘The quantity entered is greater than the total stock holding at the location.’ error caused by replenishment attempting to source additional free stock from a bin which has previously been assigned due to SOP allocations.

Fix to oldest stock first. When picking on a sales order, if there was multiple entries in the oldest stock first records for a single day for a bin location, it would sometimes send you to the one location to pick all the stock, even though there wasn’t enough stock in that location.


Date applied: December 4, 2020

201.46.0.4

Issues Resolved
Issues Resolved

Fixed issue with error appearing when transferring stock in a multi item transfer and message appearing saying cannot load transfer reference ‘xxx’ which was unrelated to the transfer the user is currently transferring.


Date applied: November 30, 2020

201.46.0.3

Issues Resolved
Issues Resolved

If info tab for sales orders is hidden, the sales order info is now also hidden from the menu when picking an item


Date applied: November 27, 2020

201.0.4

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements
Issues Resolved

SOP despatch changes to work when SOP is configured to ‘Update stock quantities when invoice is posted’

Fix Enter Van Pick confirmation number message, was originally ‘Wave Order Number’

Fix SOP Despatch picked quantity incrementing incorrectly (e.g. 1+1 = 3) if complex barcodes are used to select batch traceable items & the same batch is picked multiple times without being despatched

 

 


Hot Fix Enhancements

Menu changed to move ‘Amend Van Picks’ option to after ‘Enter Van Pick’

Settings, Stocktake ‘Traceable adjustments internal area’ added for use on the ‘Enter Stocktake Values’

Settings, SOP, Van Picks analysis codes now shown analysis code friendly names, instead of analysis code number

Wave Pick and Van Pick sales order selection screen ‘Invoice no.’ filter removed

New Settings, Stocktake ‘Traceable adjustments internal area’ clear button added

User Setting ‘toggle all’ no longer checks/ticks ‘Hire Transfer’ box if not enabled

Tote Pack view changes to only include sales orders linked to a Tote

 


Date applied: November 27, 2020

201.46.0.2

Hot Fix Enhancements
Hot Fix Enhancements

Allowed pickup everything in bin when doing a warehouse to warehouse transfer.


Date applied: November 24, 2020

201.46.0.1

Issues Resolved New Features Hot Fix Enhancements
New Features

 

 


Issues Resolved

Zone Picker SOP Despatch screen title no longer includes zone names due to lack of space

When picking batch items, the quantities were sometimes been hidden behind the pick button. So we moved the quantites in a bit.
Fixed problem with free text lines disappearing after pick on a sales order. (introduced when zone picking was added)
Added a message on the pick screen if the requested quantity is more than the free stock available. This only appears if catch weight is enabled for the stock item.


Hot Fix Enhancements

Improved focusing when scanning barcodes with the camera

Disassemble Kits message shown if user selects to disassemble a kit item with insufficient free stock

Stock Transfers with the same traceable item picked over multiple allocations no longer lists all picked batch/serial numbers against every line for that item

Despatch Stock Transfers changes to clear user locks when back button pressed


Date applied: November 17, 2020

201.0.3

Issues Resolved
Issues Resolved

Fixed problem where the line quantity of a sales order line was not changing for an item set as catch weight and the pick is completed. This would sometimes happen when part picking was done first, and then completed.


Date applied: November 17, 2020

201.0.2

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements
Issues Resolved

Fix Receive Stock Transfers timeouts when reading large numbers of traceable items

Fix Stock Transfer creating follow-up/backorder transfer if items were despatched from multiple bins in the source warehouse

Fixed problem with the pick quantity not showing. (this would happen if no prevent picking from a certain bin was selected)

Change title of ‘Sales order includes items picked but not packed.’ error to include module name

Fixed problem with object reference error when picking a free text line if message service despatch notifications are on.

Fixed problem with setting the vehicle prefix packaging type was changing the box prefix

SiconWABStockTransferTraceablesView replaced with Common Components SiconStockTransferTraceablesView


Hot Fix Enhancements

Updated messaging service to send a message for the whole despatch with lines details, as well as the message for each line.

Changed Text on settings tab from shipping containers to packaging.

 


Date applied: November 16, 2020

201.0.1

Issues Resolved Hot Fix Enhancements
Issues Resolved

Fixed problem where ready to pick flag was not ticking when auto set is turned on when saving a sales order. This is a problem that was introduced when we made the change to not close the sales order if the user selects no on a sales order that is partially allocated.

Fix to message stating that the order is picked but not packed – it was sometimes not appearing in front and was affecting the Picked quantity column

Delete Empty Bins changed to fix ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ when processing large numbers of bins

When catch weight is on, and allocate on order entry is off, it was displaying an error say more lines may need to be allocated when over picking. This has been resolved.

Fixed problem with bin definition descriptions on the putaway screen been incorrect

Layout issues fixed on locations tab on amend stock item screen (the bins were out of kilter)
Fixed problem with partially picking traceable batch items and then picking some more, it would error on despatch. This problem was introduced in pre release.
Fixed problem with move to on sales order for traceable items – it was trying to move the items already moved and would display an error saying the traceable item was not available.

Disassemble Kits (for stock item) now writes to SiconKit & SiconKitLines so disassemblies are shown on the Sage 200 Amend Kits screen

Fix Replenishment bug which causes sales order over-allocation if the original SOP allocation was split over multiple bins and the sales order is un-allocated/re-allocated during replenishment

Fix Stock Transfer duplicate picking locks if user opens a transfer which is already locked to someone else

Clear user picking locks when user logs-out of device

Clear locks if Settings, user maintenance ‘Logout’ button is pressed

Stock Transfers with the same traceable item picked over multiple allocations no longer lists all picked batch/serial numbers against every line for that item


Hot Fix Enhancements

Added Amend Stock Dates button to stock locations screen if use oldest date first is used.

Disassemble Kits now excludes any kits with insufficient free stock


Date applied: November 4, 2020

201.46.0.0

Issues Resolved New Features
New Features

Add ‘Info’ tab to Despatch Stock Transfers

Add ‘Info’ tab to Receive Stock Transfers

Stock Transfer Receipt allows user to scan an item serial number to select fro receipt without having to select/scan the stock item first

Stock Transfer (Despatch) Packing tab added, when enabled in barcoding settings

Stockm Enquiry Locations tab ‘View Batch/Serials’ function added to long-press menu

Added pallets and other packages

Stock Transfer Despatch now allows partial-despatch of only picked items. Any non-despatched transfer items will be moved to a new/separate transfer

Stock Transfer Despatch user pick locking added

Stock Transfers (Despatch) doesn’t allow a user to select a transfer for despatch which is currently locked by another user

Kit build/disassemble selection now allows filtering/selection by finished item code, bin location or batch/serial number

Added option to default bin to unspecified when adding stock or adding a sales order line
Added setting to default to always backflush
Added options to part pick for catch weight or complete pick
Added warning if over picking on catch weight item

Added Second reference to pallet put away screen and pallet contents screen.

Stock Transfers now prompt for a signature at the point of despatch

Internal Issue/Return now checks free stock before posting internal issue and item list long-press function added to remove an item from the list

Added ability to recognise complex barcodes (GS1-128) with decimal values (AIs range in the 300s)

Added Zone Packer & Zone Picker pages/functionality

We now pop up print screen after amending works order quantity on traceable enquiry screen

If scanning different stock items on add sales order line screen, it now asks if you want to change the stock item before processing.

SOP despatch ‘Hide’ now prompts for reason and applies hide function to ‘picked’ tab

Can now reduce quantity of works order to zero when amending works order quantity on traceable enquiry screen

Added barcode listeners for Datalogic devices

Backflush a works order option added

Continuous production works orders and moving pallets onto vehicles added.

Add Contact, Telephone & E-mail to to sales order info for SOP Despatch

Zone packing added.

Added bin priority name & sort button to transfer stock page

When pallets are suggested, the temp number given for the pallet now shows the second reference if will use if the stock item is a batch item and previous pallets for the batch have already been created.

Allowed assigning traceable numbers at the point of picking works order component lines

Disassemble Kit Stock Item functions added

Pick consolidated by stock code: Pick all of one stock code then move onto another.
– displays sales order document number on the list of items to pick on a wave
– on waves, sales order lines for stock items selected not to group will not be grouped.
– added sales order info as an option on the pick item screen
– added option to use sop despatch label at picking instead of ad hoc label.

Added weighing scales functionality to pick screen
Added specific tote picking (picking into a tote like a box)
Added tote packing.
Added ability to add sicon stock transfer lines on the handheld in an existing stock transfer

Added ability to pick the box and then pack the box or pack onto a pallet on the sales order.
Added ability to pick a pallet or vehicle for sicon stock transfers. These pallets get moved from the one warehouse to another.
Added a weighing menu to weigh catch weight items for sales orders.
Added weighing at putaway and transfer
Added putting individual items into boxes or onto pallets at putaway or transfer
Made the add to box button visible at picking stage when packing is on. This means we can pick into a box, and pack onto a pallet.

Added ability to scan the pallet on the single item putaway screen

Added auto set pick quantity setting to stock item.

Made Change Bin on pick screen visible for non traceable items regardless of setting in stock control to select items at allocation.

Added ability to deal with unassigned traceable items during dynamic stocktake

 


Issues Resolved

Fix for adding component line to works order – it was failing for traceable items

Fix for when scanning serial/batch numbers that start with 10. It was recognising the barcode as a complex barcode and therefore cutting the 10 off

Backflush on add stock now works correctly:
– usings auto generate serial number settings on stock item and WOP settings.
– prints labels

Adding sales order line to existing sales order now works:
– fixed problem if projects was installed.
– goes straight to picked stage.

Fixed select bin and stock item screen when scanning item to increase the quantity for each scan and not reset quantity to 1. This screen is used when adding stock to a works order, adding sales order line to a sales order, and adding lines to a sicon stock transfer

Changed code for getting device ID. Previously it was not unique, thus causing logging in issues.

Fix problem with question asking to enter number of boxes appearing multiple times.

Attempting to fix some object reference errors and subsequent app crashes that are logged in app center. Couldn’t actually replicate the problems, so it may have been data specific, but made code more reliable. This was during picking traceable items.

Fix for when selecting a bin for a destination, after scanning bin it wasn’t closing the bin selection screen. If entered manually it would close the screen. This bin selection screen is used in a number of places. For example, when receiving stock direct to bin on a purchase order for multiple items, or stock transfers when moving multiple items, or for moving pallets.

When reducing quantity on a traceable item that is auto generating numbers, it now sets the quantity on the traceable element to the reduced quantity.

Fixed problem with scanning complex barcode with identification number in on the stock enquiry screen was bringing up the enquiry for the stock item level and not the traceable item level.

Fix to custom barcodes – If the format didn’t include a stock code, only an id number, then it would fail when scanning the custom barcode for the traceable number.

Enabled android back button to move back in app
Attempt to fix problem with message ‘Will lose data’ popping up multiple times in odd places. Its supposed to only pop up if closing a sales order.

Fix for scanning complex barcode on picking a traceable item screen when setting for auto set quantity is turned on – was not auto setting the quantity to the required pick.

When scanning a complex barcode with traceable details, and setting to auto set quantity is selected, and setting to scan stock item before bin is selected, the traceable item is now pre populated without having to scan it a second time.

Fixed problem where if a purchase order fails to process a receipt for whatever reason, it was sometimes crashing the app instead of reporting the problem on screen.

SOP Despatch ‘Enter number of boxes’ now requires a number to be entered

Stock/Internal Issue shows free stock when selecting a stock item (by warehouse item or bin) and doesn’t allow addition of items with insufficient free stock

Fixed problem with scanning a sales order document number. It was recognising any barcode that started with 00 as a pallet. This has been tightened to follow GS1-128 specifications.

Fixed problem where the current box is sometimes not visible when picking sales order.

Fixed problem with single item transfers creating transfer records. This would show as incomplete multi item transfers.

Sometimes the package icon on the picked tab on the wave wasn’t working
Fixed problem of when items are added to a sicon stock transfer, the quantity and bin location was removed and therefore the addition would fail to process.
Fixed another object reference error when picking a free text line on a sales order (this was introduced when the setting to not group sales order lines during picking was done)

Added catching error when printing SO box labels from info tab to display error correctly. It wasn’t catching the error and therefore the app would crash

Fixes to display a better error message when printing SO box labels takes a long time.

When adding stock, the confirm or selection location button now only appears if all traceable details have been entered.


Date applied: October 23, 2020

201.0.0

Issues Resolved New Features
New Features

Added Backflush Works Order

Stock Transfers info now include transfer description

Stock Transfers info gets now include source warehouse name and priority

Stock Transfer special instructions field added

Added pallet functionality – creating pallets at putaway and when adding stock

Stock Transfer despatch method generates a new transfer following partial-despatch of only picked transfer items

Stock Transfer Despatch user pick locking added

Stock Transfers (Despatch) method returns current pick user if already being picked

Stock Transfer maintenance lock added so a transfers can’t be edited by two Sage users at the same time

Stock Transfers (desktop) List added

Stock Transfer maintenance screen now shows packed quantities

Build & Disassemble kit methods now populate finished item code and batch/serial number in kit model for filtering

Moved print SOP invoice setting to customer level instead of global setting.

Tilted Wave Pick no longer lists the same item multiple times for different SOP line descriptions

Added Second reference to pallet put away screen and pallet contents screen.

Stock Transfer despatch signature & signed by now stored

Can create pallets in sage

Added zone maintenance

Added ability to create van picks

Added zone selection on maintain locations screen

Zone Pick – Van pick name is now set to van analysis code value(s) + van filter changed to current ready for despatch sales order analysis code values + available orders now only includes those ready for despatch

Added picked by and pick state on sales order desktop list

Zone Pick van pick maintenance promised date and analysis code filters added

When adding line to sales order on handheld, it now checks if there is an existing line and adds to that line

Added continuous production for works orders and moving pallets onto vehicles.

Enable ‘Move To’ when Smart Picking is switched-on by recognising ‘despatch bin’ locations as picking/packing bins

Added Contact, Telephone & E-mail to to sales order info for SOP Despatch

Add pick priority name to BinItems to be shown on hand held during bin selection at putaway

When pallets are suggested, the temp number given for the pallet now shows the second reference if will use if the stock item is a batch item and previous pallets for the batch have already been created.

Added option to user to allow creating bins that are not in the maintain locations list.

Assigning traceable number at the point of picking now displays the unassigned option at the top of the traceable items list.

Added requested and promised date onto the maintain wave screen

Purchase order lines are now populated with the preferred supplier part code as well – replaces the manufacturers part code on the stock item. If the preferred supplier part code is empty, then the manufacturer part code is used if there is one.

Disassemble Kit Stock Item added

Pick consolidated by stock code: Pick all of one stock code then move onto another.
– on waves, sales order lines for stock items selected not to group will not be grouped.
– added sales order info as an option on the pick item screen
– added option to use sop despatch label at picking instead of ad hoc label.

Added customer delivery address to wave maintenance screen

Added ready to pick flag on maintain wave screen

Added assign to user on the sop screen to assign a sales order to a user to pick

Added assign to user screen to assign a user to multiple sales orders.
The supplier ref part number is now picked up from the purchase order line on the receive purchase order screen on the device

Stock/Internal Issue shows free stock when selecting a stock item (by warehouse item or bin) and doesn’t allow addition of items with insufficient free stock

Updated backflush web api method to make a public facing works order back flush method

Dynamic stock take now creates stock take on bins with 0 stock quantity (excluding the returns bin)

Changed module expiry warning days from 28 days to 14

Added specific tote picking (picking into a tote like a box)
Added wave packing.
Add ability to add Sicon stock transfer lines on the handheld in an existing stock transfer

Added ability to pick the box and then pack the box or pack onto a pallet on the sales order.
Added ability to pick a pallet or vehicle for Sicon stock transfers. These pallets get moved from the one warehouse to another.

Added box information to messaging service at pick pack and despatch

Added document number to despatch message service

Made sure that we could put individual items on pallets or in boxes at putaway

Added auto set pick quantity setting to stock item.
Added assigning a user to a wave
Added analysis code filter to sales order selection when maintaining waves

When smart picking is on, and using oldest stock first, it will still use stock in the pickface first, and then the oldest date of stock

Made sure that oldest stock date records are updated on SOP despatch.
Added an edit screen for oldest stock date records

If SOP packing is enabled and picked/not packed items exist display warning message when order is opened to amend/view

Sales order save warning ‘This sales order is not fully allocated. Do you want to remove this order from ready to pick?’ changed to return to the sales order instead of automatically removing the ready to pick flag, if the user selects ‘no’

Added ability to deal with unassigned traceable items during dynamic stocktake

Can now open stock transfer from desktop list
When assigning users to sales orders via the assign user to sales order screen, we now warn if the user does not have access to the warehouse the sales order line is on.

Added requested and promised date columns onto maintain wave screen
Warning at the top of the sales order is now shown if the order has been picked or packed.

 


Issues Resolved

Fix for enabling pick unallocated sales orders with catch weight turned off.

Fix SOP Despatch with kit build ‘An item with the same key has already been added’ error caused by ‘Unboxed’ box records being created with quantities different to allocations over multiple-bin locations

When kit is allocated, the pre allocated sales order will be checked to see if it is ready to pick

Stock Transfer pick, pack, despatch & receipt stock transactions now store barcoding user for stock history

Backflush on add stock now works correctly:
– usings auto generate serial number settings on stock item and WOP settings.
– prints labels

Adding sales order line to existing sales order now works:
– fixed problem if projects was installed.
– goes straight to picked stage.

SOP Despatch lines will now exclude any set to ‘confirmation not required’

Added option to default bin to unspecified when adding stock or adding a sales order line
– added setting to default to always backflush when adding a bom stock item via handheld
– fixes to catch weight
– added options to part pick for catch weight or complete pick
– fixes to backflush stock item (needs update of manufacturing).

Stock Transfers fix for multiple traceable items to be despatched when adding a new stock transfer from the device,

Fix for handling decimals when printing labels

Fix for maintain location screen if smart picking is on, the bin definitions were displaying incorrectly.

Fix to setting ready to pick flag when allocating kits if the kit is linked to the sales order

Fix to receiving purchase order lines – was showing lines flagged as ‘Confirm as service free text’. These lines are now excluded.

Fix for when creating dynamic stocktake on device, it was including Picked bins. These are now excluded

Fixed problem with enabling users on settings screen where if more users were enabled than licensed, then the whole list of users would become disabled.

Fixes to amend sales order screen:
– performance on displaying ready to pick flag was not great. Improved
– if the is complete column was selected, then this would cause a red cross sometimes and not display any values.
– sometimes was getting an object reference error when showing quantities.
– sometimes was getting an cross thread error when showing quantities.
– attempt to fix problem with sage freezing when adding sales order lines from Eureka SOP plus addon

Fix for setting defaults against customers for if SOP invoice should print. It was going too slow and running out of memory. This was tested against 190000 customers.

Fix for sales orders appearing on handheld device even if sales order has been despatched. This would happen for sales orders where the warehouse has been set on the header, and that had free text lines on them, and the ready to pick flag had been set.

Fix SOP picked quantities being increased above required quantity if the ‘move to’ function has been used after picking

SOP Despatch with Smart Picking change to assign/sort by bin name (alphabetically) if multiple bins exist with available stock and the same bin priority

Fix for object reference error when picking if Despatch notification at picking is turned on

Fix when packing is enabled, and items on SOP is moved after picked (before pack), and then packed into a box, it was displaying duplicate lines on the To despatch tab. One line was in the Unboxed box, and the other in the box it was packed into.

Receive Containers fix to ensure PO line items on the selected container are received, not lines on the PO for the same stock item linked to a different container

Fix on locations sql so that we don’t get errors when refreshing app data (was displaying an invalid cast error)

Fix problem with sales order list desktop view in barcoding showing orders as unpicked when they were actually picked.

Fixed problem where the current box is sometimes not visible when picking sales order.

Added message service to update oldest stock first when picking so that bulk and pickface bins are tidied up

Fix SOP Despatch picking with Smart Picking if stock is transferred between bins while order is being picked on the hand held device

Fix to catch weight if over picking and despatching. It wasn’t updating the line quantity, and therefore they would get an error on invoice.

Made sure the package type is correct if picked and packed from a kit on a sales order.

Fixed problem with setting oldest stock records where sometimes it wasn’t updating correctly if all stock is moved back to original bin. This would create extra records and leave some records behind.

Made sure that barcoding tab appears on new stock item screen

If printing so box labels takes too long, a friendly warning is now displayed asking the user to wait a bit longer.

Removed invoice selection drop down on the maintain wave screen.

When user is copied, the warehouse values for the user are copied as well.

Fixed problem with when creating dynamic stocktake, the quantities were not displaying correctly in the create dynamic stocktake screen

Delete Empty Bins changed to fix ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ when processing large numbers of bins

When catch weight is on, and allocate on order entry is off, it was displaying an error say more lines may need to be allocated when over picking. This has been resolved.

Layout issues fixed on locations tab on amend stock item screen (the bins were out of kilter)
Added Amend Stock Dates button to stock locations screen if use oldest date first is used.

Fixed problem with bin definition descriptions on the putaway screen been incorrect


Date applied: October 23, 2020